The global fashion industry employs 50 million people worldwide. While it can be a source of opportunity, for too many indignity and abuse, and low-wages and modern slavery are rife. Consumerism, mass production, and the constant demand for more, has fuelled this injustice while the industry has turned a blind eye to the impact they’re having on the environment and carbon emissions.
But fashion brands have the greatest power to affect change in the global fashion industry. And we, as consumers, can use our influence to affect change in each brand.
Use the Ethical Fashion Guide to search for your favourite fashion brands next time you shop. Find out which companies are doing the most to protect workers and the environment and shop accordingly. While you’re at it, if you think there is a brand that could be doing better, let them know.
Be part of the change. Find your favourite brands, shop with your conscience, and be vocal using our Speak Out to Brands Tool.
420 brands assessed, representing 98 companies. 20 companies received A+ or A, 55 received B or C and 23 received a D or F. Four per cent of companies improved their score in 2021 compared to 2019.
Over the past eight years, companies publishing full final stage supplier lists have increased from 18 per cent in 2013 to 41 per cent in 2021.
Only 15 per cent of companies can demonstrate paying living wage in any final stage facilities – and only four per cent can show paying it in all final stage facilities.
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With its mission to end poverty, Baptist World Aid Australia has published the Ethical Fashion Guide since 2013. As one of Australia’s leading publications on ethical fashion, the Ethical Fashion Guide helps consumers make better choices based on thorough data from almost 100 companies representing more than 400 brands.